U.S. Aircraft Carriers

An Illustrated Design History

Author: Norman Friedman

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9780870217395

Category: History

Page: 427

View: 2197

Traces the development of the designs of aircraft carriers from 1917 to the present and examines the role of the carrier in the United States Navy

U.S. Aircraft Carriers

An Illustrated Design History

Author: Norman Friedman

Publisher: Naval Inst Press


Category: History

Page: 427

View: 5036

Traces the development of the designs of aircraft carriers from 1917 to the present and examines the role of the carrier in the United States Navy

US Cold War Aircraft Carriers

Forrestal, Kitty Hawk and Enterprise Classes

Author: Brad Elward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472807782

Category: History

Page: 48

View: 2388

The Forrestal class (Forrestal, Saratoga, Ranger, and Independence) was the first completed class of US Navy supercarriers, so-named for their 25 percent size increase over the World War II-era carriers such as the Midway class, and the strength of their air wings (80Â?100 aircraft, compared to 65Â?75 for the Midway, and fewer than 50 for the Essex class). Design-wise, the Forrestals were a huge improvement over their predecessors, being more stable and comfortable, while maintaining advancements such as the armored flight decks that had been introduced with the Midway. The Kitty Hawk class was an improvement on the Forrestal-class designs, and four were built in the 1960s Â? Kitty Hawk, Constellation, America and John F. Kennedy. These were even longer than the Forrestals, and fitted with advanced defensive weapons systems and an improved elevator layout. All nine of the carriers covered by this volume are icons, and hold a much-respected place in US naval history. They are also some of the more well-known vessels outside of the military, for their long service histories, as well as for some of the more unfortunate events that seem to follow them.

Aircraft Carriers

An Illustrated History of Their Impact

Author: Paul E. Fontenoy

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 185109573X

Category: History

Page: 407

View: 6238

This vivid volume describes the fascinating history of aircraft carriers, first deployed successfully in World War I by the Imperial Russian Navy, and indispensable to the Allied victory in World War II, now the strategic centerpiece of the world's most powerful navies. * Eighty photographs of all the important aircraft carriers from before World War I to the present, including many operated by lesser-known navies * A reference section providing essential physical details, basic design information, modifications, and brief service histories for 80 aircraft carriers or classes from 1912 to the present

Aircraft Carriers

A History of Carrier Aviation and Its Influence on World Events, Volume II: 1946-2006

Author: Norman Polmar

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1574886657

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 2204

In the post-1945 era, the aircraft carrier has remained a valued weapon despite the development of nuclear weapons, cruise and ballistic missiles, and highly capable submarines. At times, as in the early days of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and in the Falklands conflict, carriers alone could deploy high-performance aircraft to the battlefield. In other operations, such as enforcing the no-fly zones and the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, only carriers could provide the bases needed for sustained combat and support operations. This second volume of Norman Polmar's landmark study details the role of carriers in the unification of the U.S. armed forces and strategic deterrence, fiscally constrained Great Britain, the development of British Commonwealth and ex-colonial navies, and the efforts of France and the Netherlands to rebuild their fleets. The role of the modern carrier-nine nations currently possess them-is discussed, as are the issues confronting nations that might acquire them. Chapters on the Soviet Union's effort to produce carriers are included for the first time. The development of both carrier planes and the many "oddball" aircraft that have flown from carriers-such as the U-2 spy plane-are also examined. Appendixes include comprehensive data on all carriers built and converted through 2006. This volume is a valuable companion to the critically acclaimed Volume I, which covers aircraft carrier development and operations from 1909 to 1945.

World War II in Literature for Youth

A Guide and Resource Book

Author: Patricia Hachten Wee,Robert James Wee

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810853010

Category: Education

Page: 391

View: 4308

This comprehensive volume provides a wealth of information with annotated listings of more than 3,500 titles—a broad sampling of books on the war years 1939-1945. Includes both fiction and nonfiction works about all aspects of the war. Professional resources for educators aligned to the educational standards for social studies; technical references; periodicals and electronic resources; a directory of WWII museums, memorials, and other institutions; and topics for exploration complement this excellent library and classroom resource.

The Supercarriers

The Forrestal and Kitty Hawk Classes

Author: Andrew Faltum

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612517706

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4658

The Supercarriers is a comprehensive historical overview with extensive photos, maps, drawings, and operational detail, including all air wing deployments. It covers all of the Forrestal class supercarriers and the follow-on ships, which are basically of the same design. The book is heavily illustrated with over one hundred illustrations and maps covering the Western Pacific, Vietnam, Mediterranean, Middle East, Indian Ocean, and Caribbean. The front end paper illustration shows the Saratoga as representative of the Forrestal class with port and starboard profiles and an overhead view. The rear end paper displays similar views of the Constellation as part of the Kitty Hawk class.

U.s. Battleships

An Illustrated Design History

Author: Norman Friedman

Publisher: US Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781591142478

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 9254

This book covers the development of U.S. battleships, from the Maine and Texas of 1886, through the Montana class of World War II, up to the recommissioned Iowas. It examines the original designs as well as the many modifications and reconstructions these ships underwent during their long and active careers. Like the other books in Norman Friedmans design-history series, U.S. Battleships is based largely on formerly classified internal U.S. Navy records. But research for this book has also included a full survey of British files, both those compiled when American ships served with the Royal Navy in the two world wars and those supplied by British battleship designers attached to the U.S. Navy. In addition, the author consulted official battle damage reports to help evaluate various designs.

Agents of Innovation

The General Board and the Design of the Fleet that Defeated the Japanese Navy

Author: John T. Kuehn

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612514057

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4312

The author examines the influence of the General Board of the U.S. Navy as an agent of innovation in the years between the world wars. A formal body established by the secretary of the Navy, the General Board served as the organizational nexus for the interaction between fleet design and the naval limitations imposed on the Navy by treaty. Particularly important, Kuehn argues, was the Board's role in implementing the Washington Naval Treaty, which limited naval armaments after 1922. Kuehn explains that the leadership of the Navy at large and the General Board in particular felt themselves especially constrained by Article XIX of the Washington Naval Treaty, which implemented a status quo on naval fortifications in the western Pacific.

Nimitz Class


Author: Patrick Robinson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641184045

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1671

Das Kriegsschiff "Thomas Jefferson" ist ein Wunder moderner High-Tech und eine eigene Stadt im Meer. Doch eines Tages geschieht das Unvorstellbare - eine atomare Explosion.

Innovation in Carrier Aviation

Naval War College Newport Papers 37

Author: Thomas Hone,Norman Friedman,Mark D. Mandeles,Naval War College Press

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478386377

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 4950

In a widely noted speech to the Navy League Sea-Air-Space Expo in May 2010, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates warned that “the Navy and Marine Corps must be willing to reexamine and question basic assumptions in light of evolving technologies, new threats, and budget realities.We simply cannot afford to perpetuate a status quo that heaps more and more expensive technologies onto fewer and fewer platforms—thereby risking a situation where some of our greatest capital expenditures go toward weapons and ships that could potentially become wasting assets.” Secretary Gates specifically questioned whether the Navy's commitment to a force of eleven carrier strike groups through 2040 makes sense, given the extent of the anticipated superiority of the United States over potential adversaries at sea as well as the growing threat of antiship missiles. Though later disclaiming any immediate intention to seek a reduction in the current carrier force, Gates nevertheless laid down a clear marker that all who are concerned over the future of the U.S. Navy would be well advised to take with the utmost seriousness. We may stand, then, at an important watershed in the evolution of carrier aviation, one reflecting not only the nation's current financial crisis but the changing nature of the threats to, or constraints on, American sea power, as well as—something the secretary did not mention—the advent of a new era of unmanned air and sea platforms of all types. Taken together, these developments argue for resolutely innovative thinking about the future of the nation's carrier fleet and our surface navy more generally. In Innovation in Carrier Aviation, number thirty-seven in our Newport Papers monograph series, Thomas C. Hone, Norman Friedman, and Mark D.Mandeles examine the watershed period in carrier development that occurred immediately following World War II, when design advances were made that would be crucial to the centrality in national-security policy making that carriers and naval aviation have today. In those years several major technological breakthroughs—notably the jet engine and nuclear weapons—raised large questions about the future and led to an array of innovations in the design and operational utilization of aircraft carriers. Central to this story is the collaboration between the aviation communities in the navies of the United States and Great Britain during these years, building on the intimate relationship they had developed during the war itself. Strikingly, the most important of these innovations, notably the angled flight deck and steam catapult, originated with the British, not the Americans. This study thereby also provides interesting lessons for the U.S. Navy today with respect to its commitment to maritime security cooperation in the context of its new “maritime strategy.” It is a welcome and important addition to the historiography of the Navy in the seminal years of the Cold War.


America's Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War II

Author: Barrett Tillman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439190895

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 306

This is the epic and heroic story of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and of the courageous men who fought and died on her from Pearl Harbor to the end of the conflict. Acclaimed military historian Barrett Tillman recounts the World War II exploits of America’s most decorated warship and its colorful crews— tales of unmatched daring and heroism.

Die fünfte Welle

Band 1 - Roman

Author: Rick Yancey

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641120152

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 2019

Die erste Welle brachte Dunkelheit. Die zweite Zerstörung. Die dritte ein tödliches Virus. nach der vierten Welle gibt es nur noch eine Regel fürs Überleben: Traue niemandem! Das hat auch Cassie lernen müssen, denn seit der Ankunft der Anderen hat sie fast alles verloren: Ihre Freunde und ihre Familie sind tot, ihren kleinen Bruder haben sie mitgenommen. Das Wenige, was sie noch besitzt, passt in einen Rucksack. Und dann begegnet sie Evan Walker. Er rettet sie, nachdem sie auf der Flucht vor den Anderen angeschossen wurde. Eigentlich weiß sie, dass sie ihm nicht vertrauen sollte. Doch sie geht das Risiko ein und findet schon bald heraus, welche Grausamkeit die fünfte Welle für sie bereithält ...

Österreichs Kriegsmarine in Fernost

Alle Fahrten von Schiffen der k.(u.)k. Kriegsmarine nach Ostasien, Australien und Ozeanien von 1820 bis 1914

Author: Wilhelm Donko

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3844249125

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 9085

Der Autor beschreibt alle Einsatzfahrten der k.(u.)k. Marine nach Ostasien, Australien und Ozeanien von 1820 bis 1914 und ihren historischen Hintergrund, dazu alle 22 Schiffe, die diese durchführten. Ausführlich behandelt wird auch die Involvierung der österreichischen Marine in militärische Kampfhandlungen (Boxeraufstand 1900/01, Tsingtau 1914), aber auch in bewaffnete Zwischenfälle (Borneo 1875, Guadalcanal 1896). Dabei erlebte ein österreichisches Kriegsschiff (S.M. Kreuzer „Kaiserin Elisabeth“) am 6.9.1914 vor Tsingtau den ersten Angriff bordgestützter Flugzeuge in der Marinegeschichte. Mit einer umfassenden Einleitung der Geschichte der k.(u.)k. Marine. - Durchgehend s/w-Abbildungen.

Aircraft Carriers of the World

1914 to the Present : an Illustrated Encyclopedia

Author: Roger Chesneau

Publisher: Caxton Editions

ISBN: 9781860198755

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2982

Aircraft Carriers of the World is the first comprehensive reference work to detail in one volume the 360 plus carriers designed or projected by the world's navies. This has detailed narratives tracing the origin and evolution of the aircraft carrier as a viable fighting unit. Containing over 400 hundred photographs and line drawings, this book provides the reader with all the essential information he may wish to seek concerning what has become the largest and most complex fighting machine devised by man.

American and British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919-1941

Author: Thomas Hone,Norman Friedman,Mark David Mandeles

Publisher: Naval Inst Press


Category: History

Page: 248

View: 6582

The development of aircraft carriers and carrier operations sparked a revolution in military affairs, changing completely and irrevocably the prosecution of war at sea. Previous studies and histories of carrier aviation have focused on just one or two factors, such as individual leadership or advances in aviation technology, to explain the development of carrier forces. By contrast, this new history compares the development of carriers and carrier aircraft by two very different navies to illuminate the many factors that effect the adoption of new military technology. Focusing on the critical years after World War I, the authors trace the personal, organizational, and institutional elements that moved the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy along different paths of aircraft carrier development and operations. In a clear, almost conversational tone the authors draw on years of research to explain why and how the Royal Navy lost its once considerable lead in carrier doctrine and carrier aircraft development to the Americans in the years after 1919. Originally asked to produce a study for the Office of the Secretary of Defense that would maximize the value of decreasing defense funds through wise investment in new technologies, the authors revised and expanded that work after a wide-ranging, international search for previously unused primary sources. This new effort offers both compelling history and a trenchant essay on how and why military organizations adopt and develop revolutionary technology. Its unconventional approach should appeal to readers interested in modern naval history and in revolutions in military affairs.